Cristina is still working on Reece's heart and since they have out the tiny paddles that look like the cocktail-stirring spoon I have at home I'm going to guess that things aren't going well. Stephanie reports that they have an hour to claim the heart; Cristina replies that they want it and has Steph call them back and hold the phone to her ear while they shock Reece's tiny heart.
When she comes back to the NICU she's doing it in slo-mo though it's less romantic-seeming than it is slowing down time to put off having to deliver bad news. Noah and Laura grasp hands and ask if the heart is for Samantha but Stephanie just replies by asking Noah to speak privately. Neither of them seems to guess why this might be and Noah insists that Laura stay because he needs her. It's rather horrifically awkward, then, when Stephanie tells them clinically that Reece got worse and was moved to the top of the list so while there is a heart, it's going to him instead of Sam. Despite a moment ago wanting to stick together, Laura's eyes fill with tears and she drops Noah's hand as if it just reached in and ripped the heart out of Sam's chest himself.
Stephanie feels wretched after having to dash Laura's hopes and it's not helped when she runs into Leah who is massively gloating about how the transplant surgery is hers. Steph's kind of over it but Leah refuses to let go and taunts Stephanie, asking if she's worried that Cristina might like her better. Cristina walks up at that moment and after Stephanie reports that the heart is on the way, Cristina demands to know why she looks so horrible. Stephanie explains the conversation she just had with Noah and Laura and Cristina tries to reassure her that an equation decides who gets the heart, not the doctors. She then tells Stephanie to go ahead and scrub in on the transplant to cheer herself up. Stephanie is so shocked that she doesn't do a victory dance or even look anything but stunned, but Leah turns on her in a rage and mocks her sad mood like she did it as a calculated play to get the surgery.
Kimmy and her mom have come to see the baby and Princess explains to them how the bypass works. Kimmy is worried, but it's not about the health of her newborn, per se -- she wants the baby better by the end of the week since her friend is throwing a party for her and she's supposed to bring her new accessory along. She's put out that she has to tell her friend that this might not work out, and Princess can barely hide her shock and disgust. This is the one case, too, where I find it perfectly acceptable to show your feelings because Kimmy and her mom really are gross. Kimmy is selfish and her mom is indulgent, and though Princess tries hard to have Kimmy come in and say hello, she's more worried about getting back to her room and calling her friend than she is about bonding with her offspring. Princess seems to be taking it almost as personally as Leah took Stephanie's depression.